WLP87 – Winning
In honor of the 87th anniversary of William Luther Pierce’s birth on 11 September 1933.
Without a deep understanding of one key concept, all pro-White efforts will inevitably fail. But there is a way to win.
by Dr. William L. Pierce
PEOPLE OFTEN ASK me, “Are we making any progress? Are we winning? Can you see victory ahead”
I answer thus: “Yes, we are making progress, but not enough. The Enemy, despite a few setbacks he has suffered recently, is gaining ground faster than we are. Therefore, we cannot claim to be winning at this time. Nevertheless, I can see victory ahead – far, far ahead, and the road to that victory is rocky indeed. It runs through a vale of sorrows the likes of which we have never yet experienced.”
Let me explain my answer, because a full understanding of it is essential to all of you who have made, or may soon make, the decision to travel that road.
The Alliance has gained new members in the past year, and we have increased our capability for generating and distributing the printed word, although our rate of growth has not been what we would like. The real progress we have made, however, is of a different sort. It is progress toward a correct assessment of our situation and of its necessary remedy, progress toward the new outlook and the new attitude and the new attitude we must have before we can begin winning, progress toward truth.
There was a time, 10 years or more in the past, when virtually all racially conscious, decent White Americans were “conservatives” or “right wingers,” and all “radicals” and “revolutionaries” were either Jews or degenerate Whites. Gradually, however, the realization has dawned on more and more White Americans that the situation in which our race has gotten itself admits to no “conservative” remedy.
A correct assessment of the implications of the biological time bomb which the Enemy has built in American is beginning to be made. Former “right wingers” are beginning to understand that the growing non-White army of occupation in America, now 40 millions strong, cannot be made to go away by writing any number of letters to their Congressmen or by passing any Constitutional amendment or by undertaking any other sort of reform. It is a biological problem, and it requires a biological solution. There is no other way.
Without a doubt, those who have understood the unpleasant fact are still only a tiny minority, far outnumbered by those who will waste untold time and resources trying to get Mr. Wallace or Mr. Reagan elected next year. But the mere fact that ATTACK!, with its uncompromisingly revolutionary message, is now read by tens of thousands of substantial and respectable citizens each month – and not just by the “losers” and social dregs who are always ready for a revolution – is an indicator of real progress.
Willingness to recognize the necessity of revolution, as opposed to reform, is only the first part of the change in attitude we have been working to bring about. It is far easier to tear down an old, decayed structure than it is to erect a new, sound one in its place. What we must do now is infuse our revolution-oriented minority with a new outlook, a new world-view which will not only sustain them on the long and difficult road ahead but will guide them in the building of a new society and a new world when victory has been won. Otherwise that victory will not be lasting.
This is an important point. One does not simply take a number of small businessmen, lawyers, housewives, students, farmers, and factory workers, convince them that the government in Washington is filled with traitors who need to be hanged, and then build a revolutionary army from these people who will proceed to do what needs doing. First, the task facing them is so difficult that extraordinary motivation is required. Second, they must have a unifying creed which serves as a guide to proper action in all matters.
We have until now concerned ourselves almost exclusively with various practical matters involved in building our army and in fighting the Enemy. We have worked to increase the circulation of ATTACK!, to distribute leaflets, and to do other necessary things, but we have not devoted as much thought as we should to the spiritual side of our struggle. Now we must work harder than ever at the things we have worked at before, but we must also begin making sure that we all know the answers to certain fundamental questions.
Among these questions are: Why is it necessary that the White race maintain its biological integrity? What is God’s will in this matter? What is the proper relationship of the individual to his race, and of the White race to the rest of Creation? In what way do our lives have an absolute meaning and value? What is the purpose of man’s existence? How does the individual attain immortality? What are the basic values on which we want to build a new society?
It should be noted that these questions aren’t new. But our answers to them are, even though in some cases we may simply be looking at an old answer in a new way. And the integrated whole of which the answers to these questions are parts is the new creed which must sustain and guide us. The degree to which we assimilate this creed and live by it is just as much a sign of progress as the numbers of ATTACK! newsracks we set up or the number of leaflets we are able to put into circulation. In the long run it will be more necessary for our victory than anything else.
To some the foregoing may seem an exaggeration. They may say: “We know who the Enemy is. The only other thing we need to know is how to destroy him. Tell us how, and let’s get on with it. We don’t need any fancy philosophical notions.” Such an attitude might be acceptable if we were faced only with a tactical problem having a reasonably quick and easy solution, but that is not the case.
The problem before us is one of enormous depth and complexity, and its ultimate solution will be anything but quick and easy. It is so difficult a problem that few will tackle it and fewer still continue to grapple with it for long years on end, unless they first have a completely convincing answer to the question: “is it necessary that we attain the goal we have set for ourselves?”
Is our effort necessary? Are all our sacrifices necessary? Is it necessary for us to prevail over the Enemy?
That question has been asked, in different forms, by men of our race through the ages. Previously it might have been, “Is it necessary for good to prevail over evil?” Or, even earlier, “Is it necessary for the forces of Light to prevail over the forces of Darkness?”
But for us the most general form of the question is: “Is it necessary that the world continue its evolution toward ever higher states of existence?” And, in view of the clearly demonstrated intentions of the Enemy, the specific form of the question which is pertinent to our present struggle becomes: “Is it necessary that the most highly evolved race of man, the pinnacle of Creation, maintain its integrity – that it protect and preserve its unique features and give free rein to its creative urges, rather than drown these things in the cesspool of miscegenation? Is it necessary that man continue his climb toward the superman, rather than plunge again toward sub-man?”
And if we understand the great, upward course of evolution of the universe, the eternal process of Creation symbolized in our Rune, to be the self-manifestation of God – then it is clear that what we are doing is necessary. Our struggle is that part of God which is in us seeking its own self-realization. It is the struggle of the human toward the divine, of manhood toward Godhood.
In our race this divine spark, this upward urge, has always been too strong to be denied. In this age of the ascendancy of the powers of Darkness, however, the minds of many are confused. The urge is still there, but it has been misdirected. The Enemy has blinded most of us to the fact that the inchoate gases of the void; the silent, frozen mountain peaks; the rustling trees of the forests; the teeming jellyfish of the oceans, and man are parts of the Whole, which is God. God existed before man and will exist after man has surpassed himself, but man is now, for a period, a part of God, of the ever-changing, ever-evolving whole. All the parts of the Whole serve God’s purpose, but of those parts only man is capable of a consciousness of that purpose and a willful contribution to that purpose.
Once we have freed ourselves from the false teachings of the Enemy – once we understand the inequality of all things, the inequality of the races – then the consciousness of our purpose can be restored and the necessity of our struggle becomes apparent.
— November, 1975